perplexedly /peuhr plek"sid lee/, adv.perplexedness, n.
/peuhr plekst"/, adj.
1. bewildered; puzzled: a perplexed state of mind.
2. complicated; involved; entangled.
[1350-1400; ME perplex confused ( < L perplexus; see PER-, COMPLEX) + -ED2]

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